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    Its Torpado not Torpedo The Sprinter's Avatar
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    How Hard Is It To Put A Bike Together

    My torpado is in pieces ready to be built up, how hard would it be to assemble it.

    The BB is already installed along with the front and rear derailers.

    If I have the appropriate nuts and bolts can I install the crankset myself?

    I also have the fork with the appropriate headset can I install that myself too?

    All I have for tools is a 150 Craftsman Mechanics tool set

    Please Help

    If you are local in Miami and want to lend a hand please do!
    I know very little and probably most of what I know is wrong

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    it can be done, but to do it right will require time patience and skill. all of which can be learned from the above two locations if you are willing to put in what you want to get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sprinter View Post
    My torpado is in pieces ready to be built up, how hard would it be to assemble it.

    The BB is already installed along with the front and rear derailers.

    If I have the appropriate nuts and bolts can I install the crankset myself?

    I also have the fork with the appropriate headset can I install that myself too?

    All I have for tools is a 150 Craftsman Mechanics tool set

    Please Help

    If you are local in Miami and want to lend a hand please do!
    Just asking the question means you don't have the knowledge to do this. A set of tools designed for working on cars will not help you much when it comes to bikes.

    Check out the Park site to see bike tools and bike info.

    Putting a bike together is really not that hard... but you need the right tools and the right knowledge.

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    Bicycle assembly is not difficult, but you will need a few bicycle-specific tools in order to do the job right.

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    Bicycle assembly is not difficult, but you will need a few bicycle-specific tools in order to do the job right.
    Agreed (assuming your have some hand tool abilities). Can you be more specific about the parts you're using? It sounds like you're building up a vintage frame so many of the tools and techniques for today's bikes may not be applicable.

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